Meaning of TRANSISTOR in English

TRANSISTOR

< electronics > A three terminal semiconductor amplifying device, the fundamental component of most active electronic circuits, including digital electronics. The transistor was invented on 1947-12-23 at Bell Labs .

There are two kinds, the bipolar transistor (also called the junction transistor), and the field effect transistor (FET).

Transistors and other components are interconnected to make complex integrated circuit s such as logic gate s, microprocessor s and memory.

(1995-10-05)

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